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DIY Laundry to Landscape Greywater System

We just installed a greywater system that lets us redirect water from the washer to the planters in our front yard. It was a one day project, and best of all, no permit is required in California!

the finished project

Here’s how we set up our system, including the parts we bought. If you would like to replicate this system, your parts may vary based on the locations of your washer, sewer pipe, and rain barrel. Check out the links at the end for more examples, parts lists, and regulations.

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Totoro

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I bought some clay to make a Totoro, and the kids wanted in on the fun. This one looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Too bad I can’t claim credit. Next steps: bake and paint!

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Our First Rube Goldberg Machine

Paper towel tubes. Toilet paper tubes. Gift paper tube. Painter’s tape. Cardboard. Hole punch. Fluffy balls. Eyelet screws. Fishing line. Blocks. Marbles. Bells.

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Homemade Candles

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Today I made some candles with old candle wax and broken crayons. They burn beautifully.